Bobby Womack â" âPlease Forgive My Heartâ
Just a few days after celebrating his 68th birthday, American soul icon Bobby Womack has announced his new record The Bravest Man In The Universe â" his first collection of original material since 1994âs Resurrection. The album was co-produced by Damon Albarn (who he sung for on the last two Gorillaz records) and XL Records owner Richard Russell, and it features Lana Del Rey, hopefully out of irony. Judging by this excellent single, the sexy sexagenarian still has an incredible voice, kept current by Albarnâs contemporary electronic instrumentation.
Lemonade â" âNeptuneâ
Unlike some of their more house-indebted earlier music, the latest offering from Lemonade is a brooding jam steeped in â90s R&B. While their textured musical arrangement nails it, one canât help but notice the relative weakness of the vocals. Or maybe thatâs just relative to Bobby Womackâs amazing 68-year-old pipes.
Parlovr â" âYou Only Want It âCause Youâre Lonelyâ
The first single we have from Parlovrâs newly announced LP Kook Soul moves from sunny calmness to bursts of (equally sunny) guitar pop. Though the Montreal outfit isnât really breaking any new ground here, the track is seasoned with a hefty dose of finger snaps to seal the deal.
Suckers â" âTurn On The Sunshineâ
In âTurn On The Sunshine,â Brooklyn-based avant pop trio suckers do just that. Sounding more refined than ever, this single suggests that their forthcoming, deliciously-titled LP Candy Salad will be an excellent summer listen.